Palimpsest at HackelBury Fine Art

With Revised Edition, Coral creates a material intervention in the inherited Western, white, hetero- and androcentric canon. Her chosen ground is Janson’s History of Art, the definitive art history tome of the 20th century — which entirely omitted women from its first 29 printings. Coral inks portraits of artist women over pages torn from this myopic volume, making visible artists who have been overlooked and undervalued. When every page is redrawn, the project will encompass 617 paintings, and stand as testimony against the consequences of erasure that reach deeply into Western culture. Across all her bodies of work, she explores the power of art to reveal the invisible, express the ineffable, and hold the ephemeral.

Coral is represented by HackelBury Fine Art, London, and Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston.